About a month or so ago, I was reading a running publication, and I stumbled upon a company specializing in a vast spectrum of solutions for pain and injuries, not only for running, but in all aspects of life. The company was Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products.
After looking at their website, www.medi-dyne.com, and looking at the vast array of products they offered, I wanted to get some more information from them as to the benefits of their products on runners, and how it might improve my performance and daily life.
I was so happy I contacted Medi-Dyne.
Not more than 30 minutes after sending in a request on information, I was contacted by a Medi-Dyne representative, and a relationship was instantly built. I’m so thankful to Medi-Dyne.
After some correspondence back and forth and some talking about products I thought might be helpful to runners, it was determined that I should look into the Runner Relief package, and the StretchRite band. That is exactly what I did.
For more information on these products, I highly recommend you check out the Medi-Dyne website for incredible information on all of the products they provide, as well as a Pain Solution Center, where you can select the body part/injury that gives you trouble, and Medi-Dyne will give a breakdown of that selection as to causes of the injury, ways to alleviate the injury, and their product solutions to help with recovering from these injuries. It is very insightful and well worth looking at.
Runner’s Relief Package:
What an immediate impression it made on me, and most importantly, my body. The ProStretch Plus has multiple exercises you can do to help with shin splints, tight calves and hamstrings, Achilles tendonitis, and Plantar Fasciitis. In the package for the ProStetch Plus, it comes with a nice color pamphlet with complete instructions for the various exercises you can do for the various ailments you might have.
Personally, for me, since I had started a new exercise program, I had started to feel pain shooting through the soles of my feet, and at times, it made it impossible for me to continue working out. After a few minutes of doing specific exercises on the ProStretch Plus, the pain would subside, and I could continue my workouts. Without the ProStretch Plus, my workout would be over. The ProStretch Plus also has worked incredible for me to stretch my calves, hamstrings, and even hip flexors prior to any activities I have done recently, and also stretching after those activities. The back and forth, or “Teeter-Totter” movement of the ProStretch Plus, make it so easy to use and extremely effective on my muscles, and in the short amount of time you need to use it, it does exactly what it is designed to do.
As for the RangeRoller, I’ve used other self-rolling products before, but I have to say that none have been as effective as the Medi-Dyne RangeRoller. The design of the RangeRoller is great. As seen above, you’ll notice the multi-layers of the RangeRoller. It is so effective with its trigger point threads to get very deep into the muscle and relieve any tightness or soreness you may feel. I know it has done that for me. The great thing about the RangeRoller is that you use it on your muscles prior to a workout, and you will feel great throughout your workout. Medi-Dyne recommends about 20+ rolls of the RangeRoller over the muscles to help warm and stretch them, and it really does that.
Here are 2 great endorsement for the RangeRoller:
First, my wife just finished her 2nd half-marathon, and when she got home, the 1st thing she grabbed was the RangeRoller and she went to work on her legs (calves, quads, hamstrings, shins, even her feet), and she said she felt a great deal of release of tightness she was feeling from running the race. She did that throughout the remainder of the day, and the next morning, she woke up with very minimal pain/discomfort and almost refreshed.
2nd, my mom has been winning the battle with cancer, but one of the side-affects of her treatments was that she became diabetic, and has been having battles with Neuropathy. The Neuropathy effects her hands and feet making her loose feeling, etc. I introduced her to the RangeRoller recently, and she uses it daily on her hands, feet, legs, and she has said that it has helped tremendously with getting blood flowing to her hands/feet, and the Neuropathy has not subsided, but the effects have diminished and she doesn’t get as much of the on-set now having used the RangeRoller.
The StretchRite, has been by far, my most favorite product I’ve ever come across.
I have always tried to stretch after all activities I do, but sometimes, it can be difficult to get a proper stretch when you really don’t feel like it. I don’t ever get that feeling any more, and look forward to stretching after my runs/workouts with the StretchRite.
In the picture above, you can see it in use, and you can see more of the product on the Medi-Dyne website (link on picture above).
This product is great. I use it daily prior to workout/runs and post run/workout, or even before lying down for bed. This is how much I love this product.
It comes with a color pamphlet with close to 20 different stretches from IT Band stretches to calves and hamstrings, and even ankles. I do all of the stretches religiously, my body has NEVER felt better. What makes the StretchRite so great is that you can make the stretch as strenuous as you want because of the great design of the product. As seen, the StretchRite has white and blue “notches” on both sides of the band, and they are used to hold on to to make there be more tension during your stretch. The closer to the body part you are stretching, the more tension you can put on the stretch, and the further away, the easier the stretch is. Any position you can choose works wonders. It has for me.
I’ve been able to get a more complete stretch since using the StretchRite, and the pamphlet with the stretches has helped me with that as it is so simple to use.
My 14-year old son catches for his baseball team, and after squatting for extended periods of time, his knees, leg muscles, and hips get sore. I introduced him to the StretchRite, and he wants me to get one for him to carry around with him so he can stretch more rigorously prior to games. He has used the StretchRite after games at home, and he has said he feels immediate release of soreness from after squatting behind the plate for an entire game. It has even helped in making him more limber and increasing his speed on the base paths just from getting a more thorough stretch then he has had before.
I highly recommend the Medi-Dyne products, and know that in the upcoming weeks, I will be purchasing some new shoe inserts to help give me some spring in my step and some new-found energy. I can’t wait to try either the Gaitors Full Length or the Road Runners.
I again want to thank Medi-Dyne for the great service, support, and information and help that they have provided me with the products.
To get 10% off of Medi-Dyne’s products, please use code FB2012 at checkout. You’ll totally appreciate the product once you give it a try. I know I can’t live without my Medi-Dyne products right now.
Thanks for your time!!!